Presenter: David Cantrill, Executive Director Science, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Genomics for Australian Plants is developing genomics resources to enhance our understanding of the evolution and conservation of the unique Australian flora. It involves researchers from the Australian State and National Herbaria and Botanic Gardens who have come together with Bioplatforms Australia to:
- Sequence and assemble representative Australian plant genomes across across the plant tree of life to enable better conservation, utilisation and understanding of Australia’s unique plant diversity
- Build genomic capacity across Australian Botanic Gardens and Herbaria to create networks collaborating in the collection, management, dissemination and application of genomic data for Australian plants
- Provide tools to enable genetic data to be used to identify and classify biodiversity at a range of scales and to use these tools to inform conservation management and enable better decision making.
This webinar will provide an overview of Genomics for Australian Plants including updates on current activities of this nationally-inclusive and collaborative initiative.